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Some Keys on Notebook are not working Properly


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I have a company notebook that some of the keys on the keyboard are not working properly. Someone acidently spilt a drink on the keyboard and now some letters are actually now coming up as numbers when you press them. I was wondering there is someway I can replace something that would make the keys function properly. I would appreciate any abvice somone could give. Thanks in advance.
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the letters that are coming up as numbers when you press them...do they have numbers written on the keys? can you tell if the numlock is on on the laptop? i've got a lenovo here at work...and the FN key is RIGHT NEXT to the CTRL key and the numlock key is also the delete key (when pressed with the FN key)...so when someone logs on they usually press ctrl FN del instead of ctrl ALT del...which turns the numlock on...turning that group of letters (assigned to the numberpad) into numbers...making it impossible to log on
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the letters that are coming up as numbers when you press them...do they have numbers written on the keys? can you tell if the numlock is on on the laptop? i've got a lenovo here at work...and the FN key is RIGHT NEXT to the CTRL key and the numlock key is also the delete key (when pressed with the FN key)...so when someone logs on they usually press ctrl FN del instead of ctrl ALT del...which turns the numlock on...turning that group of letters (assigned to the numberpad) into numbers...making it impossible to log on


No the keys that come up as numbers are actually letter keys. This just started happening when someone spilt orange juice on the keypad. It was working fine and no one had trouble with this before. Do you have any other suggestions? Thank you.
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if it happened when someone spilt OJ on they keyboard then i'd be inclined to think that the keyboard itself got mucked up...there's a chance that the oj is conducting across the keys and making the other buttons get pressed...but...that seems slightly improbable...though not impossible...you might take the keys off and see....or you could look into geting a keyboard replacement

a good test would be to hook up a USB keyboard to the laptop...and see if that keyboard types correctly...if it does...then you know it's a physical error within the LT's keyboard
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if it happened when someone spilt OJ on they keyboard then i'd be inclined to think that the keyboard itself got mucked up...there's a chance that the oj is conducting across the keys and making the other buttons get pressed...but...that seems slightly improbable...though not impossible...you might take the keys off and see....or you could look into geting a keyboard replacement

a good test would be to hook up a USB keyboard to the laptop...and see if that keyboard types correctly...if it does...then you know it's a physical error within the LT's keyboard



I will give trying USB keyboard first, however where would go to get a keyboard replacement? Do you have a website and can I do that myself? Thank You.
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you'd probably have to contact your Laptop manufacturer for the replacement..unless you can find your model laptop for cheap on ebay or something like that
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you'd probably have to contact your Laptop manufacturer for the replacement..unless you can find your model laptop for cheap on ebay or something like that

Alright thanks I will do that. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 9300. How difficult is it to replace the keypad anyway? Thank You
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not sure..i've never actually had to do it myself
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